Arthur Straach

Arthur Straach[1, 2]

Male 1889 - 1918  (28 years)

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  • Name Arthur Straach 
    Born 6 Jul 1889  Industry, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Fayette Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military From 12 Dec 1917 to 5 Feb 1918  Ballinger, Runnels Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Private 
    Died 5 Feb 1918  At Sea, on ship "Tuscania" near Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Buried Abt 6 Feb 1918  Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    PVT Arthur Straach (1889-1918) - Find A Grave Memorial
    PVT Arthur Straach (1889-1918) - Find A Grave Memorial
    FamilySearch ID LZBV-VCV 
    Person ID I1626  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 

    Father Gottlieb Straach,   b. 27 Oct 1864, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1910, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Caroline "Lina" Eckermann,   b. 1 Oct 1868, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1929, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1893  Washington Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Fayette Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Siblings 1. Arthur Straach 
    2. Hedwig Charlotte "Hattie" Straach   b. 23 JAN 1895, Rockhouse, Austin Co., Texas;   d. 2 FEB 1976, Tom Green Co., Texas; 
    3. Hilma Anita "Wilma" Straach   b. 2 MAY 1896, Rockhouse, Austin Co., Texas;   d. 29 OCT 1990, Tom Green Co., Texas; 
    4. Edwin Gottlieb Straach   b. 23 AUG 1902, Rockhouse, Austin Co., Texas;   d. 27 MAY 1951, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California; 
    Family ID F785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jul 1889 - Industry, Austin Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1900 - Fayette Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Private - From 12 Dec 1917 to 5 Feb 1918 - Ballinger, Runnels Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Feb 1918 - At Sea, on ship "Tuscania" near Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, Atlantic Ocean Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 6 Feb 1918 - Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] SCISSORTAILS STILL RETURN TO SCHOENAU, p. 16.
    2. [S391] Family Information from Janell Straach, [Straach p. 18].
    3. [S378] 1900 U.S. Census, Fayette Co. TX, E.D. 34, Sheet 11, Lines 15-28.
      In possession of Wendel Voigt, Pflugerville, TX
    4. [S481] Family Information from Melissa Straach Mills, [Straach p. 76].
      Date: 15 February 2000
    5. [S1020] United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 25 September 2020; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YYF-3ZFT?cc=1968530&wc=9F4P-N3D%3A928338201%2C928960401; Film #005153629; Image 2857 of 3273.
      Name: Arthur Straack (sic); Event Type: Draft Registration; Event Date: 1917-1918; Event Place: Runnels, Texas, United States; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 6 Jul 1889; Birthplace: Industry, Texas, United States, Citizenship Place: United States.
    6. [S378] 1900 U.S. Census, Fayette Co. TX, E.D. 34, Sheet 11, Lines 15-28.
      RESIDENCES-PARENTS: In possession of Wendel Voigt, Pflugerville, TX. Gives age as 11, born in Jan 1889.
    7. [S1019] Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920, 25 September 2020; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MN-8WBM?cc=2202707&wc=334P-K68%3A1561331302%2C1561334101; Film #005427404, Army enlisted, dead; image 2290 of 3275.
      Name: Arthur Straach; Event Type: Military Service; Event Date: 12 Dec 1917 (enlistment); Event Place: Ballinger, , Texas, United States; Age: 28; Race: White; Relationship of other: Mother: Birth Year: 1889; Birthplace: Industry, Texas; Death Date: 05 Feb 1918; Organizations served in: 36 Co Det 2 165 Dep Brig to death; Grade: Pvt; Engagements: Sinking of Tuscania. Killed in Action 05 Feb 1918. Person Notified of death: mother, Mrs. Lena Straach, in Miles, Texas.
    8. [S24] Autobiography of Adolph Richard Eckermann, pp. 3-4 [Eckermann pp. 59-62].
      "Nephew Arthur Straach from Miles Texas died Febr. 1917 no exact date available killed during the World War on a Torpedot Tranport Ship near the Irish Coast."

      Date: 16 Jan 1937 with updates on 22 Jul 1957 and in 1959
    9. [S940] Find A Grave, 25 September 2020; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49358644.
      PVT Arthur Straach; Birth: Jan 1889, Industry, Austin County, Texas, USA; Death: 5 Feb 1918 (aged 29), Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland; Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Parents: Gottlieb Straach (1864-1910), Caroline Louise Eckermann (1868-1929); Siblings: Helwig Charlotte Straach (1895-1976), Edwin Gottlieb Straach (1902-1951); Additional: Pvt. Straach died in the torpedoing & sinking of the troopship "Tuscania" on 5 February 1918 in the North Channel between Scotland & Ireland by German submarine UB-77. He was first buried at Port Charlotte, isle of Islay, Scotland, in grave 28. His body was exhumed in 1920 and re-interred in Arlington. On the "Tuscania," he listed his next-of-kin as his mother Mrs. Lena Straach, of Miles, Texas.; Memorial: 49358644.
    10. [S378] 1900 U.S. Census, Fayette Co. TX, E.D. 34, Sheet 11, Lines 15-28.




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